Clubhouse Parking Lot and Courts Resurfacing (UPDATE 1/22/21)

Update 1/22/21: The parking lot repair work has been completed. The court remodeling is in progress and the courts should open again next week.

1/8/21The parking lot at the Clubhouse will be temporarily unavailable starting on Monday, January 11 as we repair and seal the lot.  Please use the parking lot across the street if you need to come to the Clubhouse while work is underway. The lot will be sealed on January 15th and will once again be completely closed on that day.  Restriping of the lot will happen on Saturday the 16th.

The tennis courts and basketball court will be repaired and resurfaced starting on Monday, January 18.  This repair is required due to the water intrusion that has been experienced with runoff causing damage to the tennis court and basketball court.

If you have any questions about these closures, please call the Management  Office.


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Food Truck THURSDAY – Ustabeez Mac N Stuff & Carousel’s (1/21/21 4-8pm)

Ustabeez Mac N Stuff will be here with their delicious mixtures of your choice of mix n match mac combos such as Philly Cheesesteak Mac, Buffalo Chicken Mac, Mediterranean Mac, and more. Check out their Facebook page. Click for a larger copy of their menu. Their Special is Garlicky Steak Mac for $17.












 Carousel’s Soft Serve Icery will be back this Thursday. “Carousel’s state-of-the-art food truck swirls up a secret family recipe of fruity, frozen ice with a creamy texture and a tidal wave of flavor, without the dairy, fat, and calories of other frozen treats.”

Check out their Facebook page. Here is their menu.










Click here for full schedule of upcoming Food Trucks.

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Winners of the 2020 Holiday Decorating Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the Covered Bridge Estates 2020 Holiday Decorating Contest

Raychel Scott at 6224 French Creek Court won first place and $100.00.

6224 French Creek Court

Sam Williams and Linda Garcia at 5810 New Paris Way won second place and $75.00.

5810 New Paris Way

Ricky Robinson at 6203 French Creek Court won third place and $50.00. 

6203 French Creek Court

Congratulations to all who entered and thank you all who judged.

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Food Truck Schedule

Food Truck Thursday at Covered Bridge Estates is an opportunity for residents to take the night off from cooking and swing by the Clubhouse for some good food provided by local food trucks.  The goal is to provide at least one truck each Thursday (holidays may be excluded) from 4-8pm.

The following is our current schedule of food trucks which is subject to change, so please check this post regularly.  The Facebook or website link included can help you learn more about each food truck and, in many cases, provide you with their menu.

Covered Bridge Estates Food Truck Schedule
Date Truck Food Offering Facebook
THURSDAY 01/07/2021                                           
Cigar City Smokers BBQ & sides Facebook
Mini Mouthful Donuts Mini donuts, plain or with sprinkles or drizzle Facebook
THURSDAY 01/14/2021                                          
Taste the Vibez Jamaican Cuisine Jamaican Jerk, Seafood, Island Fries, Side Dishes, Tacos, Sandwiches and a variety of drinks Facebook
Uncle Louie G Gourmet Italian Ices & Ice Cream Facebook
THURSDAY 01/21/2021
Ustabeez Mac n Stuff Gourmet customizable mac and cheese with your choice of bases, sauces, proteins and “stuff” Facebook
Carousel’s Soft Serve Icery Fruity, frozen ice with a creamy texture, without the dairy, fat and calories of other frozen treats Facebook
THURSDAY 01/28/2021           SunCoast Blood Drive
Rockstar Lobster Lobster Rolls Facebook
Polar Cup Frosted drinks with classic flavors including lemon, watermelon, cherry, strawberry, mango, pineapple & blueberry Facebook
THURSDAY 02/04/2021
Pam’s Pizza Conez Pizza in a cone Facebook
Mini Mouthful Donuts  Mini donuts, plain or with sprinkles or drizzle Facebook


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Holiday Decorating Contest 2020 – Residents are Judges – Cash Prizes!

Welcome to the Covered Bridge Estates 2020 Holiday Decorating Contest. The first place winner will receive $100, second place $50 and third place $25, and you, our residents, are the judges!

Entrants: If you would like to enter the contest, please email us at and attach a picture of your decorated home along with your name and address. Give us a few hours to add your home to the gallery below and you will be entered into the contest. (Remember that our HOA documents state that holiday decorative lights may be displayed between Thanksgiving and January 20.)

Resident Judges: Here are the entries we have so far in this year’s contest. Click on the picture to see a larger version of that picture (and use the BACK button to return to the gallery), and vote once for each of your favorite entries with a maximum of three entries. Be careful before you vote because you cannot “un-vote” an entry. Voting begins on December 15 and will remain open through December 31. Winners will be announced in early January.


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Holiday Golf Cart Parade with Santa! – Rescheduled to Christmas Eve

The residents of Covered Bridge Estates have organized a Golf Cart parade on December 24 starting at 3:30pm!  Do you own a golf cart and would like to participate?  Would you like to join the parade on your motorcycle or bicycle?

Participants: Decorate your golf cart or your bike with holiday cheer (lights, garland, music, etc.). Holiday attire is also welcome. Individually wrapped candies can be tossed to “parade watchers” but please maintain social distancing guidelines. Participants are asked to meet at the clubhouse bus/overflow parking lot at 3:15 for 3:30pm pull out time.  Duration of the parade is estimated to be 45 minutes

Spectators: The parade route will include all streets, beginning at Laurel Creek Trail, moving toward Little Gap Loop, New Paris Way, French Creek Court, and so on toward King Bridge Place, crossing over to Rock Creek Circle before returning to the parking lot.

Be sure to watch for Santa as our special guest riding in one of the golf carts!

Join us Thursday, December 24 starting at 3:30pm.

Disclaimer: Because Florida Statute 316 section 212 does not allow golf carts to be driven on county/public streets, this event is not sponsored by Covered Bridge Estates, CAI, it’s Board or Management.

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Christmas Eve Music by Sarah Santiago at Clubhouse – 5-7pm

Sarah Santiago who is a friend of one of our residents  has offered to bring a little Christmas cheer with a free (and socially distant) concert/block party on Christmas Eve from 5-7pm at the Clubhouse. She will be singing Christmas favorites and getting the crowd involved… from a distance.

So please wear a mask and maintain social distance as you enjoy singing along with Christmas favorites.

(Sarah’s website.)

NO FOOD TRUCK: Due to the possibility of rain and wind (making travel over the Skyway Bridge difficult), the food truck has cancelled. 

GOLF CART PARADE: Check out the Golf Cart Parade before the Christmas music at the clubhouse!


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Parking Violations Suspended for the Holidays

The Board has voted to suspend overnight parking violations for the Holidays from December 23, 2020 through January 2, 2021 to accommodate overnight holiday visitors when resident driveways might be at capacity. Our traffic patrols will still be in force to look for other parking issues, but on-street parking should not incur violations during these dates.

The Board asks that residents be respectful of their neighbors and try not to park directly across from other vehicles which may be already parked on the opposite side of the street.  We want to maintain safe through-traffic and access for any emergency vehicles which may be wider than standard vehicles. Please also do not block access to mailboxes and hydrants. Additional overnight parking for personal resident/guest vehicles is always available in the marked stalls of the bus turnaround and at the clubhouse. (Commercial vehicles and trailers are prohibited.) These areas are under video surveillance.


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CBE Office closed Dec. 24 & 25, 2020

The Covered Bridge Estates office will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas day (12/24 & 12/25). We wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa, Season’s Greetings, Feliz Navidad, or however you celebrate this special time of year!

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Board of Directors Meeting December 16, 2020 – Join Using Zoom

The Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm.  This will be a virtual meeting available by using the Zoom application on your PC or the app on your Android or Apple phone. If you plan to attend, be sure to install the Zoom application before the meeting. Only homeowners are allowed to attend any of the Board of Directors meetings so you must join this meeting by logging into your Covered Bridge Estates portal account and then clicking the Zoom meeting link from the Account Information tab of the portal (see image below).

If you do not yet have a portal account, you should create one before the meeting by clicking here. Be sure that your portal account has been created and that you can log in and see the link on the Account Information tab as shown above before the date of the meeting so that we can help you if you have difficulty. If you have questions, you may email

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